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Insurance Question from Cleaver, NY

Asked on 08/09/2012

i rent my house and have no rental insurance. I tree on the property fell and went thru my 39 foot camper. There was no storm it was rotten. Does the homeowners insurance have to pay. The landlord will not give me any information.

Answer given on August 10, 2012

If a tree falls on your vehicle or residence, this is often considered an act of nature and the owner of the property may not be legally liable for the damages. If they knew the tree was sick or rotten, or if you had advised them of the same, then there could be a liability issue.If you have insurance on the camper for comprehensive coverage, then you should file a claim with your insurance company. They will pay for the repairs, less your deductible. They will investigate and if they determine the landlord is responsible they will contact them for reimbursement through their insurance. This way you do not have to deal with your landlord regarding this issue.If you file a claim it will not affect your insurance rates on the camper. This type of claim does not affect rates for insurance. Let your insurance company handle this.


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